The dashboard needed to be approachable and professional so we stuck with solid colors. To make our design more inclusive, we picked an orange-blue color palette to facilitate high contrast and hence, accessibility and ease of use to the vision impaired. Our criteria for font selection was very specific, i.e., the font we chose needed to be flexible enough to incorporate Latin and Arabic letters. The Executive Council of Dubai and Microsoft has created a specific fon-, ‘Dubai’ for this purpose.
We kept the iconography simple by presenting line icons with splashes of the parent color. Across the dashboard, there are standard color-coded tags to alert users to different levels of urgency across requests and tasks.